Paul Hardin Kapp is Associate Professor of Architecture; he teaches historic preservation in the School of Architecture. He is also Associate Director of the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and he is a Recognized Lecturer in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham (UK). He is an NEH Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, a James Marston Fitch Midcareer Fellow, and a Charles E. Peterson Fellow.

He co-edited with Paul J. Armstrong SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2012), which won the Historic Preservation Book Award from the Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington and was recognized as a Choice Best Academic Book Title in 2013. He is the author of The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2015). He has published numerous articles in academic journals in the U.S., UK, and in China and has written several book chapters in edited books that focus on heritage management and historic preservation.

Professor Kapp is the Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education and is a member of the editorial boards of Preservation Education and Research and Built Heritage. He serves on Fulbright Commission Review Board and is a member of the advisory boards for the American College of Building Arts and the Department of Historic Preservation, School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He has served on the National Register of Historic Places review panels in Illinois and in Virginia and continues to serve as a member of the Sustainability Committee for the Association for Preservation Technology. He is a licensed architect in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. The James River Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Preservation Alliance of Virginia (now APVA), the Association of General Contractors of East Tennessee, and the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, North Carolina have recognized his design work.


M.S., Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania; 1992
B.Arch, Cornell University; 1990